Active citizens take part in various forms in the social and political life of the community.

The City of Rijeka has developed different models in order to include citizens in decision-making processes, budget creation and monitoring the work of public authorities.

Promoting transparency in city administration implies releasing large quantity of information, as well as two-way communication with citizens on all important issues that influence city life.

In addition to the above mentioned, the City of Rijeka has been continuously encouraging the development of civil society and voluntary work.